PLL LOT or EgyptAir passengers can buy one ticket between Warsaw and Kaim with a changeover in Budapest or Milan – LOT informed. This allows a code-share agreement between the Polish and Egyptian carriers.
Code-share means the co-operation of an airline, whereby one airline carries passengers with tickets issued by another airline.
LOT handles connections between Warsaw and Budapest and Warsaw and Milan within its own LO code, while EgyptAir operates flights to Budapest and Milan from Cairo as MS.
LOT and EgyptAir started selling tickets on the route between Warsaw and Kaim on the new code-share agreement.
For passengers, this means they can take the combined flights on both of these lines: with one ticket, with a changeover in Budapest or Milan and shorter travel times; possibility of sending checked baggage in Warsaw or Cairo directly to the destination.
The intermodal arrangements cover one round trip (both ways) on the Warsaw-Milan-Cairo route and four weekly flights on the Warsaw-Budapest-Cairo route.
We are very pleased to extend our business relationship with EgyptAir, our Star Alliance partner. Thanks to that, our passengers will benefit from convenient travel options from Warsaw to Cairo, where we do not offer direct connections yet. At the same time we hope to further develop bilateral relations with our Egyptian partner. As LOT we consistently improve the connections between Chopin Airport and other ports with significant passenger capacity – said Rafał Milczarski, CEO of Polish carrier quoted in the statement.
EgyptAir Holding’s chief executive, Safwat Musallam, stressed that the new code-sharing partnership would provide passengers with both carriers more opportunities to travel to Poland and Egypt and open additional commercial benefits for both lines. EgyptAir also plans to increase its offering through Star Alliance. As indicated by the Egyptian carrier, thanks to the new agreement LOT passengers gain access to Egyptian tourist destinations and the EgyptAir connection grid in Africa. And EgyptAir travelers will have greater access to the LOT network in Europe.
LOT has been a Star Alliance member since 2003, and EgyptAir has joined the alliance in 2008. The Star Alliance network currently handles over 21,500 daily flights to nearly 1300 airports in more than 190 countries.
Since the beginning of 2016 LOT has launched and announced 42 routes, including long haul flights, eg to Los Angeles, Newark, Tokyo, Seoul and Astana.